Apple is a name known around the world. It is often the company, not the fruit, which comes to mind first. It is the computers, iPhones, iPads and other iProducts that people often associate with the name. Gaining recognition amongst people who speak countless languages and live in over a hundred countries around the world is not easy or free.

The company Apple Inc. has a product that sells. There are many reasons for this, but much of the company’s success has come from its secrecy. Employees sign ironclad non-disclosure agreements and work in tight groups until a product’s release date.

Yes, much of the company’s success has come from its secrecy. Of course, the company has to release the product eventually to turn a profit. The product and every detail become available to the public. All a competitor must do to discover the technology is break apart the device and look, which is why patents are another part of the company’s success.

The company recently secured a patent for yet another of its technological advancements. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,250,734 for “proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation.”

The patent prevents competitors in the United States from being able to use the discoverable technology or product specifications. Obtaining clear and comprehensive patents is crucial.

The Apple patent explains the details that allow the specific non-contact user interface to work. In the patent documentation are words, including:

  • Demodulation circuit and waveform
  • Gaussian sine wave
  • Adjustable feedback capacitor
  • Light emitting diode (LED)/Photodiode pairs
  • Proximity sensor
  • Vstim signal
  • Mulitple pulse trains
  • Mutual capacitance

In essence, the patent sounds itself like a foreign language to many people.

Working on a worldwide stage is comparably difficult. Patent attorneys need strategic legal partners in each country in which their client’s product could be produced, marketed or sold or in which a competitor could do the same with their own version.

Emerson Thomson Bennett, LLC is the strategic partner attorneys outside the U.S. need for patents. Our intellectual property attorneys are skilled in legal matters. Additionally, they have the experience necessary to understand complex technology and draft patent applications that accurately describe the ideas a patent needs to protect.

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